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Canada is a truly gargantuan country, and while its cities are just as frenetic and cosmopolitan as any in the world, its vast and unpopulated countryside, home to Inuit communities, striking blue glacial lakes and fresh mountain air, are the real draw. If you’re planning a holiday to this diverse country, our Canada travel guides are packed full of useful information on how to make the most of your time. From whale watching and grizzly bear spotting, to immersing yourself in the world-class rodeo at the Calgary Stampede, there’s plenty to see and do in Canada.

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Ideas for how to explore Canada

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Canada. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

Grizzly, British Columbia

In the path of the grizzly: bear watching in Canada

Canada is well-known for its wildlife, but the stars of the show are arguably its resident bears. These often solitary creatures can be difficult to find, but our Canada specialists can recommend intimate bear-watching experiences that allow you to see them in their natural habitat.

A polar bear out on the tundra near Churchill, Canada

Polar bear watching in Canada

The polar bear is the world's largest carnivore, roaming the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding seas. On a tailor-made trip with Audley you can find out more about these magnificent animals including the best places to see them, such as Churchill in Canada, and when to go.

Polar Bear in Fireweed near Churchill

Canada's Arctic, the Yukon & Prairie Provinces

Canada's northernmost territory is a remote and starkly beautiful landscape. We can recommend lodges or expedition cruises to provide the best opportunities of seeing wildlife and exploring the highlights of this spectacular wilderness.

Lyubov Orlova

Cruises in Canada

Canada is ideally suited for adventure cruises, especially with the abundance of marine wildlife around its enormous coastline. We can recommend a variety of boats and suitable activities to help you get the most out of your visit.

Walking in the mountains near Whistler

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

There are literally hundreds of hiking and walking trails in Canada's Rocky Mountains, appealing to all levels of fitness. Here we pick out some of the best places for you to put on your walking boots and experience the Rocky Mountains at your own pace.

Walking in the mountains near Whistler

Walking holidays in Canada

If you're planning a tailor-made walking holiday in Canada our specialists can advise on the best places to visit and where to stay to get the most out of your trip. Canada is also home to one of the most exhilarating forms of walking holiday - the heli-hike.

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

Family holidays to Canada

Whether you’re visiting the east or the west, Canada offers a wealth of things to do for families, from helicopter rides over Niagara Falls to whale watching around Vancouver Island. Canada specialist Kayleigh outlines her ideas for a memorable family holiday in Canada.

Niagara Falls

Luxury holidays in Canada

If you're planning a luxury holiday to Canada we have a wide range of luxury holiday lodges and luxury hotels available. Our specialists can recommend the best places to stay to help you make the most of your visit.

The road to Moraine Lake, Canada

Self-drive holidays in Canada

Jump behind the wheel and experience this magnificent country at your own pace with a fly drive in Canada. With its quiet roads, spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife, this is one of the best countries in the world for self-drive holidays.

White Water Rafting, Vancouver

Activity holidays in Canada

Canada is a country where much of your time is spent outdoors, so it makes sense that this region of the world is one of the best for activity holidays. Try your hand at white water rafting, canopy walking or dog sledding.

Breaching humpback whale

Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland make up Atlantic Canada on the country's eastern seaboard. Beautiful scenery combined with abundant marine and terrestrial wildlife make it an excellent region for exploring by road.

Québec City, Québec

Highlights of Québec

Offering perhaps the most complete mix of culture, scenery and wildlife of any of Canada’s provinces, there are lots of things to see and do in Québec. Our specialists will be happy to design an itinerary to suit your preferences.

The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

Canada & Alaska rail journeys

The vast wilds of Canada and Alaska were tamed by rail, and even now the land is crossed by some of the world’s most iconic rail journeys. Here we showcase some of the best.

Lake Louise

Honeymoons in Canada

Country specialist, Caroline, picks some of her top places to stay and things to do on honeymoon in Canada. Her highlights include where to spot Canada’s wildlife, taking a food tour in Vancouver, finding seclusion in the Rockies and staying on an authentic ranch.

Banff National Park

Lakes, mountains & glaciers: exploring the Canadian Rockies

With glacier-fed lakes, thick pine forests and sharp, triangular mountains, the Canadian Rockies are a true wilderness area. Activities can include hiking, canoeing and visiting glaciers. Canada specialist Victoria explains how you can make the most of your trip to the Rockies.

Niagara Falls

Highlights of Ontario

Seeing far fewer overseas visitors than Canada’s western provinces, Ontario offers forested landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and First Nations culture in a relatively compact area. Canada specialist Kayleigh outlines the region’s highlights, from touring Toronto’s markets to canoeing in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Grizzly bears

Wildlife holidays in Canada, Alaska & the Arctic

We list here what we think are the most 'iconic' wildlife you can see in Canada, Alaska and the Arctic. We detail some interesting facts & figures about each type, plus of course, the best places and times to see them.